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Stephen Avenue Walk

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Address: 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1B3, Canada
Activities: Shopping, Dining
Description: Shopping complex with a country feel: square dancers, chuck wagons and...
Shopping complex with a country feel: square dancers, chuck wagons and Indian parades give this mall all the ambiance of an old Hollywood western.
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Very busy

plenty of interesting stores but too busy for my liking. I go to shop and try out new foods but the crowds can get to you. It is downtown so if you are staying close to there I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

plenty of interesting stores but too busy for my liking. I go to shop and try out new foods but the crowds can get to you. It is downtown so if you are staying close to there I would recommend a stroll down stephen avenue

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Winnipeg, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Pedestrian friendly strip in downtown Calgary. Tons of restaurants and shops both sides of the street. Runs parallel to The Core shopping mall. One block north of the Calgary Tower. If you're in Calgary, it's a definite spot to check out!

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Calgary
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's a short stroll in a rather bland setting. They're trying but it's still nothing that special. Lots of shady characters asking for money. We stopped at a pub for lunch and basically walked down one side and up the other side and felt like the afternoon was wasted. It was rather disappointing. And what's up with the downtown core... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A pedestrian street right in the heart of Calgary. During Summer, that place is full of activities. During the week at lunch time, all the offices are empty and everybody have a drink or two on the fews patio on Stephen Ave. Nice new shops. Good restaurant. During winter, with the lights it feels magical. Stephen Ave IS Calgary.

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Calgary, Canada
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It stretches for blocks with shops on both sides and lots of vendors selling miscellaneous goods from jewelry, hats, clothing, to art. If you get there early enough you can sit down on a bench & just people watch if that is your thing. There is a large mall off Stephen Avenue that goes from The Bay to Holt Renfrew... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Lots of activities and places to shop. You can watch the Parade of Wonders before Comic Con or grab fish and chips on an outdoor patio. Fairly quiet after dark, though. Lots of the shops close at 6. Check hours of your chosen establishment before going down.

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Reston, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Lots of restaurants, cafés, and some stores. Many had outside seating. Closed to traffic. Many hanging baskets, so it was very colorful.

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Farmington, UT
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We found this street on the last day in Calgary and didn't get to spend much time there, but this is the place to go for souveniers, dining and entertainment all in one place. They block 4-5 blocks off to traffic and you can just walk down the middle of the street where vendors have their wares. Lots of interesting... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Stephen Avenue is a walkable main street downtown. It is lined with boutiques and cafes. It feels like you are in Europe in the middle of a busy city. It has beautiful architecture and you can feel the history of the city as you walk. You can see people casually talking on the sidewalk near a cafe and people quickly... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stephen Avenue Walk is about a 4 or 5 block pedestrian mall. It is closed to traffic during the daytime but allows cars after 6:00 pm. Compared to other pedestrian malls in world cities, it is rather short and not very exciting, but for Calgarians, where the car is king, it is nice to be able to stroll downtown without... More 

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